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Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
800-922-8825
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our trip up Mount Washington on the cog railway and our brief look at the museum on our return.We happened to catch the last train of the day to the summit and had not realised that there was a small reduction in the fare for doing this as well as our seniors reduction. We asked the ticket vendor... More

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Pomona Park, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We took this great trip on the advice of friends. We were lucky with beautiful mild weather. I was concerned about comfort but the 45 minute trip went by quickly. There was good commentary about the train and surroundings. I thought the price was quite high but really enjoyed the trip. We had an hour at the summit and took... More

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Euless, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

it was a nice ride to the top of the mountain. One hour to look around is perfect. Take the second train of the day and you get to see the steam engine go up to the summit. Staff was excellent.

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Endicott, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We rode the cog wheel up the mountain- great trip, but here's a tip---- do not book your trip up the mountain in advance if at all possible. For the best experience, it needs to be a clear day. After you book, they do not let you change day or even time- so, book your trip when you see a... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Very informative "conductors" who narrate on the way up and down the mountain. I recommend it, very scenic.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I decided to go on recommendations from friends. The trip itself goes 3 1/2 miles straight up to Mt. Washington - from 2700 ft elevation to 6800. The scenery consists of lots of trees and many rocks. By the time we got to the top it was a total white-out. The weather museum was interesting and took... More

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Allentown, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The cog railway is an incredible trip up to the top of Mount Washington (bring your woolies as the peak is often colder than you think and typically very windy). The train (either a diesel or a coal burning steam train - I like the coal burner better!) takes a ride through a variety of ecosystems until you arrive at... More

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Caledonia, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Some attractions don't really deliver the goods. The Mt. Washington Cog Railway does and in a special way. From the conversation we had on the phone to buy tickets to the conductor of the train and the information he gave on the way up and then down the mountain, the "COG" was a great trip and lots of fun. WARNING!... More

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Hampton Bays, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a great way to travel up the mountain! If you get lucky and Joey is your tour guide then you are in for a treat. He is well versed on the history of the railway and his personality and overall excitement makes the experience worth it for sure!

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Morisset, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We made the effort to catch the first train as it was the steam loco. What a great little train you could not help recalling a childhood story of the little train that could. "I think I can, I think I can" as the loco pushed us up the hill. The mountain is steep and we went up grades of... More

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